How Do You Make a Truck Bed Extender?

Truck bed extenders are an invaluable tool for any pick-up truck owner. They can be used to carry longer items such as canoes, ladders, lumber, and other awkward items that may not fit in the regular bed of the truck. But how do you make a truck bed extender? Well, it’s actually quite simple and doesn’t require any special tools or skills.

Here’s what you need to do:

Step 1: Gather Materials

The first step is to gather all the materials that you will need. This includes two four-foot lengths of 2×4 lumber, four 3-inch lag screws, four washers and four nuts. You will also need a drill and drill bit that is suitable for drilling into metal.

Step 2: Measure and Cut

Once you have all the materials gathered together, it’s time to measure and cut the 2×4 lumber. You will want to measure the width of your truck bed so that you can cut two pieces of lumber at that length. Once they are cut, lay them side by side on a flat surface.

Step 3: Assemble

The next step is to assemble the bed extender. Start by placing one piece of lumber across the two pieces of lumber on the flat surface.

Secure them together using lag screws, washers, and nuts. Make sure that everything is tight so that there are no gaps or loose parts.

Step 4: Install

You have now completed your truck bed extender! The final step is to install it onto your truck.
Use your drill to create holes in the metal of your truck bed where you want your extender to be installed. Place the lag screws through these holes with washers and nuts on either side and tighten them until they are secure.
Finally, lift up your new extender onto your truck bed so it sits securely in place.


How Do You Make a Truck Bed Extender? Making a truck bed extender is a straightforward process that doesn’t require any special tools or skills – just some basic DIY knowledge!

Start by gathering materials such as 2×4 lumber, lag screws, washers, and nuts; measure and cut two pieces of lumber; assemble the pieces together using lag screws; then finally install it onto your truck using a drill bit suitable for drilling into metal. With these steps complete, you’ll soon have an invaluable tool for carrying long items with ease!

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Karen Watkins